'70s kitsch in a Floridian mid-century modern #Homes & Tours#'70s#cats#florida#kitsch#mid-century modern#orange#retro/vintage#Southern homes May 12 | Offbeat Editors The offbeat occupant: Tiffany, photographer and purveyor of vintage goods Other occupants: My boyfriend, girlfriend, and our cat Approximate square footage: 1000-2000 sq. feet How many bedrooms? 3 Lives in: Dunedin, Florida When did you move into this home? December 2010 Related Post Stephanie and Sean's recycled, reused, refurbished apartment in the deep south Offbeat Mama Managing Editor Stephanie gives us a guided tour of her carefully-crafted, kid-friendly apartment filled with thrifty finds. The family's got bright blue walls,... Read more Let's start with the neighborhood. What's it like where you live? I love the location. We are 400 feet from the gulf of Mexico, near Honeymoon Island. I love Honeymoon Island, and the neighborhoods that surround it are typical mid-century modern neighborhoods within walking distance to the beach and canals. We're also across the street from a trail and Hammock Park woods — both great lures to an active beach community. What makes your home offbeat? On the exterior it is a typical late fifties mid-century modern ranch. The interior has glittered ceilings and terrazzo flooring. The drive through carport — and the bright open floor plan along with our funky collection of eclectic thrifted and gifted furniture and art make it pretty offbeat. What's most challenging about this space? How do you deal with the challenge? So far the only challenge is keeping cooling costs low in the summer, as the big open sun room has the most heat and the strongest air conditioner vent. It seems they didn't care about efficiency in the '50s! I'm thinking about curtains, but floor-to-ceiling '70s drapes aren't around like they used to be. What's your favorite feature of your home? It changes. For now its the loads of natural light, glittered ceilings, and terrazzo flooring… but when rainy season hits, it's the carport! There's nothing like driving right up to your front door while your neighbors dash to theirs in torrential downpours! What's the most important lesson you've learned from this home? Don't worry if things get ruined — and don't spend a lot of money on furniture! A home is meant to be lived in and furniture will get dirty. What advice do you have for other offbeat homies? Try new things all the time! I'm going to put a bed in our backyard and really try to bring the indoors out! Show me the decor porn! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Make cheap art with sheet music NEXT Use leftover fruit peels to make homemade jelly in under an hour Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] i LOVE glitter ceilings! 1 agrees Reply Man, this is just one ridiculously inspiring house all around. Reply What a unique coffee table! Love it! Reply Bed in the backyard is a great idea. This is my favorite tour to date. I liked the before middle and after, morning afternoon and evening, close up and step back shots. You are living my mid century modern in Florida fantasy. Reply This is an awesome house – and I normally don't love things from that era (which is a shame, since that's when my house was built!). For the curtains you could try finding great 70s fabric and DIY-ing – no sewing skills required! Here's a post from Young House Love, dont let the name put you off – they're very cool people http://www.younghouselove.com/2011/01/look-how-domestic-my-wife-is/ 2 agree Reply Hi, Tiffany! I love the circular, cream-colored (shag? flokati?) rug that's in front of the television. I've been trying to find one just like it for my apartment. Where did you get yours? Reply its OLD and from a thrift store ;)i believe its a real flotaki.. i have several lol im a hoarder..i wish i could tell you an easy place to get one! or something similar! Reply God damnit, this is AMAZING. I have home envy like whaaaaaaa!!!! Reply I would LOVE to see pictures of the bed-in-the-garden when it's done! A pub near where I live put a whole bunch of inside furniture outside in the beer garden – sofas, mirrors, fancy drapings, and it looks awesome. 1 agrees Reply I love-love-love your house, Tiffany! (which you already know because I swoon all over it whenever you post pics :). But I 100% agree about the furnishings – I have a lot less dread when I see a stain on the fab vintage sofa than a scratch on our new west elm dining chairs. It would be easier to take if they were pre-loved and pre-scratched, despite the fact that I know it's bound to happen with kids in the house. 1 agrees Reply Oh goodness! That retro 50s style home makes me wish I lived in Florida too (but I would get eaten up by the bugs like I did on our honeymoon). Wonderful photos of your home! <3 I love the colors! Reply The unit the tv is sitting on is almost exactly what we have been looking for in every Goodwill/Salvation Army/thrift shop! Your house is simply perfectly retro in every awesome way. Reply Love the bright yellow couch! Pretty home. =) Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.